June 12: Big Bend National Park

On this date in 1944, Big Bend National Park was established.

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Castolon iBook

Castolon: A Meeting Place of Two Cultures is an iBook created as part of the Hispanic Heritage series by FCIT for the National Park Service. The Castolon community provides an example of the mixing of American and Mexican farmers and ranchers along the US-Mexican border during the twentieth century. Primary sources include historic photos, architectural drawings, and four written documents. 81 pages + 60 glossary terms

Texas Maps

Gallery of historic Texas maps from the Maps ETC website.


Over a hundred photos of the border town of Castolon from the ClipPix ETC website.

Chihuanhuan Desert Trail

Gallery of 63 photos from the Chihuanhuan desert trail at Big Bend National Park. Available on the ClipPix ETC website.